University of Warwick

UK High-Field Solid-State NMR Facility (an EPSRC National Research Facility, with 15% BBSRC funding) is hosted at the University of Warwick

Time is allocated on a six-monthly basis via an independent time-allocation panel, with submission deadlines of April 30th and October 31st.

NMR Equipment

Ultra-High Field (>800 MHz)

Bruker 1 GHz wide bore NMR spectrometer will be installed in 2020 and it will be equipped with the following probes:

  • 0.7 mm H/C/N/D
  • 1.3 mm H/C/N
  • 1.3 mm double resonance
  • 1.9 mm triple resonance H/X/Y
  • 1.9 mm double resonance
  • 3.2 mm EFREE H/C/N for RF heating reduction
  • 3.2 mm double resonance
  • 7 mm single channel for low gamma nuclei

Bruker Avance NEO 850 MHz wide bore four channel HFXY NMR spectrometer equipped with several solid-state probes (0.7 mm H/X/Y; 1.3 mm H/X/Y; Jeol 1 mm H/X; 2.5 mm double resonance, 2.5 mm H/F/X; 2.5 mm H/X/Y double broadband; 3.2 mm H/X/Y; 3.2 mm EFREE H/C/N; 3.2 mm H/X/Y double broadband; 4 mm H/X/Y; 4 mm double resonance for low gamma; 4 mm H/X boron free and high temperature; DOR, static and a 7 mm single channel).

  • Bruker specifications for the 3.2 mm, 4 mm and 7 mm probes is between -140°C and +150°C while for the static probe is between –150°C and 200°C. For the 4 mm High Temp H/X probe the temperature range is from +20°C up to +300°C. To date, users have performed experiments down to -100°C static; -80°C MAS and up to +300°C MAS.
  • Capability to make measurements on any NMR-active nucleus between 103Rh (27.1 MHz) and 31P (344.1 MHz), as well as 19F and 1H. To date 31P, 7Li, 119Sn, 87Rb, 11B, 71Ga, 65Cu, 23Na, 27Al, 13C, 79Br, 93Nb, 45Sc, 69Ga, 59Co, 127I, 29Si, 77Se, 209Bi, 2H, 6Li, 139La, 17O, 133Cs, 137Ba, 15N, 85Rb, 35Cl, 91Zr, 33S, 14N, 43Ca, 95Mo, 67Zn, 25Mg, 49Ti, 47Ti, 89Y, 109Ag, 39K, 99Ru, 87Sr, 183W and 73Ge have been measured.

A large number of triple resonance (H)X/Y combinations are possible, using either the double broadband probes or an appropriate choice form among the large range of probe inserts available. Possibilities include: 29Si/15N-2H, 13C/14N-2H, 23Na/14N-29Si, 27Al/14N-29Si, 11B/17O-29Si, 11B/29Si-23Na, 31P/17O, 31P/29Si-23Na, 31P/13C-11B, 31P/71Ga, 7Li/6Li etc.

Additional capabilities

The University of Warwick is equipped with additional high-field instrumentation which does not belong to the UK High-Field Solid-State NMR Facility. It is located at Millburn House ( or the Department of Chemistry.

Access is by collaboration with the Warwick PIs or via Warwick Scientific Services (for confidential industrial access)

Contact person: Prof. Steven P. Brown (for queries on pharmaceuticals, plant cell walls, supramolecular systems, and organic molecules) and Dr. John V. Hanna (for queries on catalysts, energy materials, and inorganic materials) from the Department of Physics, Prof. Jozef R. Lewandowski (for queries on biological systems) from the Department of Chemistry

Bruker Avance III HD 700 MHz three channel NMR spectrometer

Bruker Avance II+ 600 MHz three channel NMR spectrometer